The chart below outlines the various sequences of courses for each level in the mathematics program. Its purpose is to serve as a guide for selecting courses over a period of four years. It should be noted that this chart is not meant to imply that once students choose a particular level that they must continue with that level for the remainder of their high school careers. Students will be required to complete three credits of math to meet graduation requirements, however every student is required to take a math course for each year of enrollment. To promote the effective use of technology in education, the Mathematics Department recommends the use of calculators when appropriate in all courses. The department therefore strongly encourages each student to have his or her own calculator for use in mathematics classes a cell phone is not an acceptable stand-in for a calculator. A graphing calculator is recommended for courses after geometry.